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673
Septuagint, Ecclesiasticus (Siracides), 29.22


nanBetter is the life of a poor man under the shelter of his roof than sumptuous food in another mans house.


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1. Hebrew Bible, Deuteronomy, 10.17-10.19 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

10.17. כִּי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם הוּא אֱלֹהֵי הָאֱלֹהִים וַאֲדֹנֵי הָאֲדֹנִים הָאֵל הַגָּדֹל הַגִּבֹּר וְהַנּוֹרָא אֲשֶׁר לֹא־יִשָּׂא פָנִים וְלֹא יִקַּח שֹׁחַד׃ 10.18. עֹשֶׂה מִשְׁפַּט יָתוֹם וְאַלְמָנָה וְאֹהֵב גֵּר לָתֶת לוֹ לֶחֶם וְשִׂמְלָה׃ 10.19. וַאֲהַבְתֶּם אֶת־הַגֵּר כִּי־גֵרִים הֱיִיתֶם בְּאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם׃ 10.17. For the LORD your God, He is God of gods, and Lord of lords, the great God, the mighty, and the awful, who regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward." 10.18. He doth execute justice for the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment." 10.19. Love ye therefore the stranger; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt."
2. Hebrew Bible, Exodus, 12.49, 22.20 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

12.49. תּוֹרָה אַחַת יִהְיֶה לָאֶזְרָח וְלַגֵּר הַגָּר בְּתוֹכְכֶם׃ 12.49. One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you.’" 22.20. And a stranger shalt thou not wrong, neither shalt thou oppress him; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt."
3. Hebrew Bible, Leviticus, 19.18, 24.22 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

19.18. לֹא־תִקֹּם וְלֹא־תִטֹּר אֶת־בְּנֵי עַמֶּךָ וְאָהַבְתָּ לְרֵעֲךָ כָּמוֹךָ אֲנִי יְהוָה׃ 24.22. מִשְׁפַּט אֶחָד יִהְיֶה לָכֶם כַּגֵּר כָּאֶזְרָח יִהְיֶה כִּי אֲנִי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם׃ 19.18. Thou shalt not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD." 24.22. Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for the home-born; for I am the LORD your God.’"
4. Hebrew Bible, Numbers, 15.16, 15.29 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

15.16. תּוֹרָה אַחַת וּמִשְׁפָּט אֶחָד יִהְיֶה לָכֶם וְלַגֵּר הַגָּר אִתְּכֶם׃ 15.29. הָאֶזְרָח בִּבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וְלַגֵּר הַגָּר בְּתוֹכָם תּוֹרָה אַחַת יִהְיֶה לָכֶם לָעֹשֶׂה בִּשְׁגָגָה׃ 15.16. One law and one ordice shall be both for you, and for the stranger that sojourneth with you." 15.29. both he that is home-born among the children of Israel, and the stranger that sojourneth among them: ye shall have one law for him that doeth aught in error."
5. Hebrew Bible, Psalms, 146.9 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

146.9. יְהוָה שֹׁמֵר אֶת־גֵּרִים יָתוֹם וְאַלְמָנָה יְעוֹדֵד וְדֶרֶךְ רְשָׁעִים יְעַוֵּת׃ 146.9. The LORD preserveth the strangers; He upholdeth the fatherless and the widow; But the way of the wicked He maketh crooked."
6. Septuagint, Ecclesiasticus (Siracides), 29.20, 29.21, 31.12-32.13, 31.23 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

7. Septuagint, Wisdom of Solomon, 19.14, 19.16, 29.21 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

19.14. Others had refused to receive strangers when they came to them,but these made slaves of guests who were their benefactors. 19.16. but the latter, after receiving them with festal celebrations,afflicted with terrible sufferings those who had already shared the same rights.
8. Josephus Flavius, Jewish Antiquities, 1.248, 1.253, 1.255 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

1.248. Nor did she disdain to satisfy his inquiries, but told him her family. “They,” says she, “call me Rebeka; my father was Bethuel, but he is dead; and Laban is my brother; and, together with my mother, takes care of all our family affairs, and is the guardian of my virginity.” 1.253. upon which account he hath sent me to you, being desirous to take this damsel for his son to wife. He is his legitimate son, and is brought up as his only heir. He could indeed have had the most happy of all the women in that country for him, but he would not have his son marry any of them; but, out of regard to his own relations, he desired him to match here 1.255. Do you therefore confirm that marriage, whose espousals have been already made by a divine appearance; and show the respect you have for Abraham, who hath sent me with so much solicitude, in giving your consent to the marriage of this damsel.” Upon this they understood it to be the will of God, and greatly approved of the offer, and sent their daughter, as was desired. Accordingly Isaac married her, the inheritance being now come to him; for the children by Keturah were gone to their own remote habitations.
9. New Testament, 1 Timothy, 3.2, 6.8 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

3.2. The overseer therefore must be without reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sensible, modest, hospitable, good at teaching; 6.8. But having food and clothing, we will be content with that.
10. New Testament, Acts, 10.23, 28.7 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

10.23. So he called them in and lodged them. On the next day Peter arose and went out with them, and some of the brothers from Joppa accompanied him. 28.7. Now in the neighborhood of that place were lands belonging to the chief man of the island, named Publius, who received us, and courteously entertained us three days.
11. New Testament, Hebrews, 13.2 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

13.2. Don't forget to show hospitality to strangers, for in doing so, some have entertained angels without knowing it.
12. New Testament, Romans, 12.13 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

12.13. contributing to the needs of the saints; given to hospitality.
13. New Testament, Luke, 24.13-24.35 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

24.13. Behold, two of them were going that very day to a village named Emmaus, which was sixty stadia from Jerusalem. 24.14. They talked with each other about all of these things which had happened. 24.15. It happened, while they talked and questioned together, that Jesus himself came near, and went with them. 24.16. But their eyes were kept from recognizing him. 24.17. He said to them, "What are you talking about as you walk, and are sad? 24.18. One of them, named Cleopas, answered him, "Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who doesn't know the things which have happened there in these days? 24.19. He said to them, "What things?"They said to him, "The things concerning Jesus, the Nazarene, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people; 24.20. and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him. 24.21. But we were hoping that it was he who would redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things happened. 24.22. Also, certain women of our company amazed us, having arrived early at the tomb; 24.23. and when they didn't find his body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive. 24.24. Some of us went to the tomb, and found it just like the women had said, but they didn't see him. 24.25. He said to them, "Foolish men, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! 24.26. Didn't the Christ have to suffer these things and to enter into his glory? 24.27. Beginning from Moses and from all the prophets, he explained to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. 24.28. They drew near to the village, where they were going, and he acted like he would go further. 24.29. They urged him, saying, "Stay with us, for it is almost evening, and the day is almost over."He went in to stay with them. 24.30. It happened, that when he had sat down at the table with them, he took the bread and gave thanks. Breaking it, he gave to them. 24.31. Their eyes were opened, and they recognized him, and he vanished out of their sight. 24.32. They said one to another, "Weren't our hearts burning within us, while he spoke to us along the way, and while he opened the Scriptures to us? 24.33. Rising rose up that very hour, they returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and those who were with them 24.34. saying, "The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon! 24.35. They related the things that happened along the way, and how he was recognized by them in the breaking of the bread.
14. New Testament, Matthew, 25.31-25.46 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

25.31. But when the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. 25.32. Before him all the nations will be gathered, and he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 25.33. He will set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. 25.34. Then the King will tell those on his right hand, 'Come, blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; 25.35. for I was hungry, and you gave me food to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me drink; I was a stranger, and you took me in; 25.36. naked, and you clothed me; I was sick, and you visited me; I was in prison, and you came to me.' 25.37. Then the righteous will answer him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry, and feed you; or thirsty, and give you a drink? 25.38. When did we see you as a stranger, and take you in; or naked, and clothe you? 25.39. When did we see you sick, or in prison, and come to you?' 25.40. The King will answer them, 'Most assuredly I tell you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.' 25.41. Then he will say also to those on the left hand, 'Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels; 25.42. for I was hungry, and you didn't give me food to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink; 25.43. I was a stranger, and you didn't take me in; naked, and you didn't clothe me; sick, and in prison, and you didn't visit me.' 25.44. Then they will also answer, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and didn't help you?' 25.45. Then he will answer them, saying, 'Most assuredly I tell you, inasmuch as you didn't do it to one of the least of these, you didn't do it to me.' 25.46. These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.
15. Anon., Letter of Aristeas, 140

140. creation. Hence the leading Egyptian priests having looked carefully into many matters, and being cognizant with (our) affairs, call us' men of God'. This is a title which does not belong to the rest of mankind but only to those who worship the true God. The rest are men not of God but of meats and drinks and clothing. For their whole disposition leads them to find solace in these things.


Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
altruism Gardner, The Origins of Organized Charity in Rabbinic Judaism (2015) 101
aristeas (narrator) Wright, The Letter of Aristeas: 'Aristeas to Philocrates' or 'On the Translation of the Law of the Jews' (2015) 270
ben sira/sirach Wright, The Letter of Aristeas: 'Aristeas to Philocrates' or 'On the Translation of the Law of the Jews' (2015) 270
chariot Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 820
clean/unclean Wright, The Letter of Aristeas: 'Aristeas to Philocrates' or 'On the Translation of the Law of the Jews' (2015) 270
collection, indirect Gardner, The Origins of Organized Charity in Rabbinic Judaism (2015) 109
comparisons' Cohen, The Significance of Yavneh and other Essays in Jewish Hellenism (2010) 470
comparisons Cohen, The Significance of Yavneh and other Essays in Jewish Hellenism (2010) 471
darkness Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 820
dependency Gardner, The Origins of Organized Charity in Rabbinic Judaism (2015) 109
eagles Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 820
eleazar, high priest Wright, The Letter of Aristeas: 'Aristeas to Philocrates' or 'On the Translation of the Law of the Jews' (2015) 270
food/dietary laws Wright, The Letter of Aristeas: 'Aristeas to Philocrates' or 'On the Translation of the Law of the Jews' (2015) 270
food Gardner, The Origins of Organized Charity in Rabbinic Judaism (2015) 101
frisch, ephraim Gardner, The Origins of Organized Charity in Rabbinic Judaism (2015) 109
gemilut hasadim Gardner, The Origins of Organized Charity in Rabbinic Judaism (2015) 109
god, as host Gardner, The Origins of Organized Charity in Rabbinic Judaism (2015) 101
god, imitation of Gardner, The Origins of Organized Charity in Rabbinic Judaism (2015) 101
god, light of the whole creation, as Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 820
god, of the jews Wright, The Letter of Aristeas: 'Aristeas to Philocrates' or 'On the Translation of the Law of the Jews' (2015) 270
god, presence of Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 820
greek Wright, The Letter of Aristeas: 'Aristeas to Philocrates' or 'On the Translation of the Law of the Jews' (2015) 270
hospitality, and reciprocity Gardner, The Origins of Organized Charity in Rabbinic Judaism (2015) 109
hospitality, different from charity Gardner, The Origins of Organized Charity in Rabbinic Judaism (2015) 109
hospitality, for the poor Gardner, The Origins of Organized Charity in Rabbinic Judaism (2015) 109
hospitality, relationship to tamhui Gardner, The Origins of Organized Charity in Rabbinic Judaism (2015) 101, 109
hospitality, second temple era Gardner, The Origins of Organized Charity in Rabbinic Judaism (2015) 101
josephus Gardner, The Origins of Organized Charity in Rabbinic Judaism (2015) 101
maimonides Gardner, The Origins of Organized Charity in Rabbinic Judaism (2015) 109
moon Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 820
novick, tzvi Gardner, The Origins of Organized Charity in Rabbinic Judaism (2015) 109
poor, as givers of charity Gardner, The Origins of Organized Charity in Rabbinic Judaism (2015) 109
poor, obligation to reciprocate Gardner, The Origins of Organized Charity in Rabbinic Judaism (2015) 109
ps.-aristeas Wright, The Letter of Aristeas: 'Aristeas to Philocrates' or 'On the Translation of the Law of the Jews' (2015) 270
ptolemy ii philadelphus Wright, The Letter of Aristeas: 'Aristeas to Philocrates' or 'On the Translation of the Law of the Jews' (2015) 270
quppa, and hospitality Gardner, The Origins of Organized Charity in Rabbinic Judaism (2015) 109
quppa, and the poor Gardner, The Origins of Organized Charity in Rabbinic Judaism (2015) 109
quppa, balanced reciprocity Gardner, The Origins of Organized Charity in Rabbinic Judaism (2015) 109
quppa, reciprocity Gardner, The Origins of Organized Charity in Rabbinic Judaism (2015) 101
reason Wright, The Letter of Aristeas: 'Aristeas to Philocrates' or 'On the Translation of the Law of the Jews' (2015) 270
sahlins, marshall Gardner, The Origins of Organized Charity in Rabbinic Judaism (2015) 109
schwartz, seth Gardner, The Origins of Organized Charity in Rabbinic Judaism (2015) 109
separation, jewish Wright, The Letter of Aristeas: 'Aristeas to Philocrates' or 'On the Translation of the Law of the Jews' (2015) 270
sun Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 820
tamhui, relationship to hospitality Gardner, The Origins of Organized Charity in Rabbinic Judaism (2015) 101, 109
throne, chariot-throne Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 820
values, moral Wright, The Letter of Aristeas: 'Aristeas to Philocrates' or 'On the Translation of the Law of the Jews' (2015) 270
vision, ezekiel, of Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 820
wisdom Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 820